Decision Maker: Director of Adults and Health
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
There are £2.276M monies available from LCC to manage requests from providers to uplift the prices to individual contracts. The impact of the National Living Wage (NLW) means that the costs of support for some individuals will increase due to this single measure. It is important to note that this does not include any potential increase in costs attributed to an increase in the care and support needs of individuals, the increase is solely related to the increase in the National Living Wage.
The primary task of the Learning Disability Value for Money Team within Integrated Commissioning is to negotiate fee increase requests from providers and it is anticipated that any costs pressures relating to the NLW for 2019/20 will be contained within the allocated £2.276M.
The Council and the CCG are working in partnership in managing cost pressures arising from provider fee requests and the CCG will be meeting the cost of any uplift in the fees for those individuals that are fully or partly funded through Continuing Health Care. This contribution is anticipated to be approx. £900K.
The Director of Adults & Health approved the allocation of £2,276M to manage all uplift requests for 19/20 for all independent sector Learning Disability providers.
The Director of Adults & Health agreed the process already followed by the Head of Commissioning, Working Age Adults, and Learning Disability Contracts Value for Money team for managing these uplifts, is a direct consequence of this Key Decision.
The Director of Adults & Health noted that further updates and breakdown of this expenditure will be made available, once all uplift agreements for 2019/20 have been reached with providers.
Wards Affected: (All Wards);
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Executive Member for Health Wellbeing and Adults
Contact: Aidan Smith, Commissioning and Contracts Officer 0113 3787856 Email: email@example.com.
Publication date: 10/07/2019
Date of decision: 18/07/2019
Effective from: 26/07/2019